For fans of The Simpsons, Halloween isn’t complete without the spooky satire of the Treehouse of Horror episodes.
Each season The Simpsons delivers a new spooky episode to add to the anthology series within a series that has etched itself into the heart of The Simpsons pop culture.
The Treehouse of Horror episodes offer a unique blend of humour, horror, and a hearty homage to the eerie tales that have gripped us through the ages — so let’s dive into our top 10 The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes to line up and watch this Halloween.
Treehouse of Horror V (Season 6, Episode 6)
This memorable episode features “The Shinning,” a hilarious take on Stephen King’s “The Shining,” “Time and Punishment,” where Homer’s antics with a toaster alter reality, and “Nightmare Cafeteria,” where Springfield Elementary’s staff develops a taste for student bodies.
Treehouse of Horror IV (Season 5, Episode 5)
In this episode, Homer sells his soul for a doughnut, Bart receives a watch that controls time, and the family faces Dracula in “Bart Simpson’s Dracula.”
Treehouse of Horror VII (Season 8, Episode 1)
The segments include “The Thing and I,” unveiling Bart’s evil twin, “The Genesis Tub,” where Lisa creates a miniature civilization, and “Citizen Kang,” where aliens Kang and Kodos impersonate presidential candidates.
Treehouse of Horror III (Season 4, Episode 5)
Featuring a killer Krusty doll, King Homer climbing skyscrapers, and a zombie apocalypse, this episode’s trio of tales keeps the scares and laughs coming.
Treehouse of Horror VIII (Season 9, Episode 4)
This episode’s segments include “The HΩmega Man,” where Homer is the last man on Earth, “Fly vs. Fly,” with Bart swapping bodies with a fly, and “Easy-Bake Coven,” delving into witch trials in Springfield.
Treehouse of Horror II (Season 3, Episode 7)
The Simpsons’ second Halloween special features Homer’s brain getting placed in a robot, a morbid twist on the Monkey’s Paw tale, and Bart’s omnipotent powers turning Springfield upside down.
Treehouse of Horror IX (Season 10, Episode 4)
Segments include “Hell Toupee,” with Snake’s hair possessing Homer, “The Terror of Tiny Toon,” where Bart and Lisa get trapped in a violent cartoon, and “Starship Poopers,” revealing Maggie’s alien parentage.
Treehouse of Horror X (Season 11, Episode 4)
This episode brings us “I Know What You Diddily-Iddily-Did,” a parody of “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Desperately Xeeking Xena,” and “Life’s a Glitch, Then You Die,” envisioning a Y2K apocalypse.
Treehouse of Horror I (Season 2, Episode 3)
The one that started it all, with segments like “Bad Dream House,” “Hungry are the Damned,” and “The Raven,” a poetic retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic.
Treehouse of Horror XI (Season 12, Episode 1)
Featuring “G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad,” “Scary Tales Can Come True,” and “Night of the Dolphin,” where dolphins reclaim Earth, this episode keeps the Treehouse of Horror tradition eerily alive.
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